A kitten named Bravo survived after someone threw him from the window of their moving car near Leesburg, Virginia. It was late at night on a Tuesday, but a witness told agents they saw it happen from a small, white car similar to a Kia Soul or Nissan Cube.
Fortunately, the witness was there at just the right time, rescued Bravo, and took him home. Then, they reported what happened to Fayette Regional Humane Society (FRHS), who picked up the kitten from their home.
From there, the agents contacted the Highland Sheriff’s Office to report animal cruelty, reports the Times-Gazette.
“I did make contact with a Highland County Sheriff’s Office deputy who is going to generate a report for the incident,” said Brad Adams, chief humane agent. “We are very thankful for the kind and caring citizen who took the time to stop, rescue and report the incident.”
Thanks to the witness, the agents knew the white car was traveling south toward Leesburg just inside Highland County limits. Anyone with information was asked to contact the humane society or the Highland County deputy.
Recently, we shared the story of Finn, a kitten saved when a kind woman just happened to be there when a man in a truck threw him into the Mississippi River. Later, the man faced charges for the mistreatment of animals.
Bravo and His Stuffed Lion
Safe at the FRHS, Bravo earned his nickname from volunteers and received lots of TLC and medical attention.
“Bravo” is about 8-weeks-old and is a sweetheart. He loves his stuffed lion, which gives him comfort and security after his traumatic experience. It looks like he will lose the top of his ear, but otherwise, he should make a full recovery,” said Dr. Lee Schrader, FRHS executive director.
Days later, Bravo went to a loving foster home as he prepared to start a new life.
“Bravo, the kitten who was thrown from a moving car, is in a foster home where he is being spoiled and loved. His cuts and bruises are healing, and soon he will be ready for his forever home. Thank you for your donations to help us care for him!” FRHS wrote on Facebook.
Learning Human Hands Can Be Gentle
The next day, the humane society shared a video showing Bravo shortly after arriving at the center.
“Bravo was terrified and a bit shook up after human hands inflicted pain by tossing him from a vehicle window. He now knows that human hands can also be gentle and provide comfort and security. Here is Bravo moments after he arrived at our animal care and adoption center the other night,” they wrote.
Bravo for a Forever Home
Soon after Bravo arrived, he was very fortunate, finding a forever home where he would have two kitty sisters.
“Bravo (the kitty thrown from a vehicle window) was adopted!! He will now have two kitty sisters, Midnight and Fluffy. What a happy ending to a sad beginning. Cheers to a good life with lots of love, Bravo!”
Each year, the Fayette Regional Humane Society finds homes for over a thousand pets. This year, the animals found homes in many states, from Michigan to Alabama.
As they say: “Teaching kindness toward animals begins with children.”
Follow the Fayette Regional Humane Society on Facebook and Instagram. Today, there are over 40 cats available for adoption. Currently, donations made before the end of December 2021 are being doubled (up to $20K), they say on their website.